Thursday College Scores: Witzel’s Last Second Strike Shocks Vikings
Saint Martin’s 2, Western Washington 1 – Box Score
A wild 90th minute ended when Kyle Witzel scored off of a corner kick with two seconds left to give Saint Martin’s an incredible 2-1 victory over Western Washington at the SMU Soccer Field in Lacey.
39 seconds prior, Luke Olney finished a rebound to draw the Vikings level with the Saints and it looked like overtime was in the cards. But the Saints marched down to the other end off of the restart and won a corner. With 12 seconds left, Kaleb Strawn took the corner and Jake Zimmer eventually found Witzel on the right side for the goal.
Witzel also scored the first goal of the game in the 74th minute off of an assist by Austin Yon. Witzel now has five goals this season for the Saints, who improved to 3-8-1 overall and 2-6-0 in the GNAC. Both of their conference wins have come over the Vikings and it is the first time in program history that the Saints have beaten Western Washington twice in a season.
Ian Fry made his first start in goal and made seven saves for the Saints.
Western Oregon 2, Saint Martin’s 0 – Box Score
Northwest Nazarene 3, Saint Martin’s 1 (21-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-11) – Box Score